Sector Information

How does the revised PSI Directive encourage openness?

  1. Sets minimum rules across the EU for availability of information produced by public sector and government agencies.
  2. Specifies rights for people and organisations that want to reuse the information.
  3. Recommends distribution by electronic means. But:
  4. Does not mandate information to be available free of charge (marginal cost of reproduction, provision and dissemination may be charged).
  5. Allows some public sector organisations to charge in order to cover cost (e.g. special arrangements for cultural heritage organisations).